"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
The team has hired Rod Wood, the former CEO of Ford Estates, to be the new head of the franchise. This comes two weeks after the Lions fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew as a signal of change within the organization after a 1-7 start to the season. The Lions also announced they have established an advisory board to search for a new GM. It consists of owner Martha Ford, her four children and Wood. Martha Ford said the advisory board potentially will use specific members of the NFL's Career Development Advisory Panel to assist in the search.
According to Schefter, Lions have not hired a search firm to help find a new GM.
I was afraid this might happen. Let's hope they tank the rest of the way or there's a chance Caldwell keeps his job and Sheldon White is named permanent GM.
After losing first set 25-14, UM swept the next 3 by identical scores of 25-22.
Winning at #4 penn state.
Coach Hutch signed Abby Skvarce from Clarkson High School. She is a Catcher and two-time all-state honorable mention. She is also a three-time district and two-time all-league selection. This is a position of need for the team.
She has a career .452 BA with a .607 Slugging Percentage. Defensively she has a .962 fielding percentage. She threw out 31 base runners in 2015.
I have watched Abby since she was a Freshmen and Coached against her in a tournament a few years back. She has a rocket for an arm and threw out my fastest runner. As a matter of fact, Abby was the only catcher to throw our my lead-off batter that season. Her travel teams were the Michigan Bulldogs and Michigan Finesse; both are top-tiered programs in Southeastern Michigan.
Welcome to the family, Abby. At least you will not have to buy a new winter jacket.
We're currently learning about Brian and MGoBlog in one of my business classes. I did not realize how popular and imporant my favorite football blog really was.
Lost in the football action of today was two BIG wins by the Michigan Field Hockey and Volleyball Teams.
First, in its first game of the NCAA Field Hockey tournament, #10 Michigan beat #7 Wake Forest in Chapel Hill, N.C. Michigan lost to Wake Forest earlier in the year 3-0 in Ann Arbor, so this is a big win. Michigan advances to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010 and will face #2 seed North Carolina. Michigan lost to NC 2-1 in Ann Arbor earlier in the year, but that was the same weekend as the Wake Forest game, so the result certainly could flip. The semifinal and NCG are in Ann Arbor this year as well, so that certainly could be cool to see.
The Michigan volleyball team also ended a 4-game losing streak with a sweep at #14 Ohio State. Michigan had lost 6 of 7 coming in, including very close losses to OSU and Penn State at home, so this win can hopefully provide some momentum going into the final weeks and (hopefully) the NCAA tournament.
Lastly, Michigan Women's Basketball team scored a 90-62 win over Binghamton.
Nick Baumgardner suggested-among many rambling thoughts- that Sione Houma and DeVeon Smith could form a tag team. What do you suggest as possible names for the tag team and their wrestling characters? Also, what would Bryan Mone's name be as their manager? http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/11/ask_nick_hows_michigans_season.html#incart_most-commented_wolverines_article